Dido's Lament Lyrics - Jeff Buckley

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This is a piece, for a mezzo-soprano voice, from Dido and Aeneas, an opera composed by Henry Purcell in 1681. Jeff performed it live in his exhibition at Meltdown Festival, London, on July 1 1995.
Thy hand, belinda, darkness shades me.
On thy bosom let me rest.
More I would, but death invades me.
Death is now a welcome guest.

When I am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

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Review... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/18/2007

Yes, very Good and it sounds even better when you close your eyes. You can feel that when he starts to go crescendo then he is preparing to stab himself, as in the story. I really like this piece.

Elegant Beauty | Reviewer: Gary | 10/22/2007

I have to aggree, with headphones on and the volume just edged off a bit...this makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Brilliant | Reviewer: Elizabeth | 7/25/2007

I was blown away when I first heard this song... and even today still.. I have to listen to it with headphones so I can encompass myself with his beautiful voice.

Pure genius | Reviewer: Luke | 5/19/2006

I think is the most amazing peice for Jeff to sing, it shows his vocal range and still gives me chills.

Pure beauty | Reviewer: ja | 3/16/2006

it is very beautiful and vocally complex song. Jeff... Jeff was a genius. He could sing anything, it is just amazing...

Dido's Lament | Reviewer: Fran | 2/23/2005

This song is a beautiful piece and Jeff sang it so brilliantly. This is a hauntily beautiful song sung by a genius

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